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    GHLD Series

  • Why Dry Compressed Air?

    Compressed air has long been described as the fourth utility after electricity, natural gas and water. It is often the perfect energy resource for many industrial, commercial and instrument applications. During the act of compressing air, moisture naturally forms. Removing this moisture is vital to avoid costly equipment failure, product contamination and distribution system breakdown.

    ■ Keep lubricants from being washed away from downstream components extending product life.

    ■ Reduce product contamination in applications such as mixing, conveying, cooling and product blow down.

    ■ Reduce compressed air system corrosion which would increase pressure drop and operational costs.

    What Compressed Air Quality Do I Need?

    Answering the “Do I need a dryer?” question is typically easy. Pretty much every compressed air system needs a dryer. The question of “Which dryer do I need?” is more complex. The answer starts by knowing the ISO air quality classes and where in the spectrum your needs fall. The below chart lays out the acceptable contamination levels at the different classes. Your needs will be determined by your equipment and processes that utilize compressed air.







    & VAPOR PPM)

    ° F ° C W/W MG/M³

    0 as specified as specified as specified

    1 0.1 -94 -70 0.008 0,01

    2 1 -40 -40 0.08 0,1

    3 5 -4 -20 0.8 1

    4 15 38 3 4 5

    5 40 45 7 21 25

    6 – 50 10 – –


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  • Simple to Make Complex. Complex to Make Simple.

    Every Component in a GHLD Dryer is Carefully Selected

    Superior Reliability & Total Energy Efficiency

    Why the Best Componentry?

    Quality dryers start with quality components. Through years of research and experience, Gardner Denver knows what it takes to build the best dryers on the market. Every component of the GHLD dryer has been tested and proven to be worthy of being associated with the Gardner Denver name.

    Why Design Simplicity?

    Mark Twain once said “I didn’t have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.” That same line of thought also rings true when it comes to desiccant air dryers. It’s easy to source a bunch of low-quality components and place them somewhere inside a box and call it a dryer. It takes time, effort and an attention to detail to make a simplified desiccant dryer.

    Time, effort and attention to detail is exactly what went into the design of the Gardner Denver GHLD. The GHLD design has its components laid out in a way that minimizes the footprint of the dryer as well as the interconnecting tubing. When implemented into your compressed air system, the benefits of a simplified design are increased reliability and better efficiency.

    Only the highest quality desiccant is used to help ensure the lowest possible pressure dewpoints.

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  • 2-Year Package Warranty to Match the Reliability

    We don’t just say that the GHLD is a quality machine, we back up the claim with a two-year standard warranty. Unlike competitive warranties that only cover certain components or pro-rate the warranty coverage as the dryer ages, this warranty covers the entire dryer for the entire two years. There is no registration process and no ongoing maintenance requirements to ensure warranty coverage.

    See warranty statement for details.

    Design Simplicity Means Total Performance

    Simple Reliability

    The GHLD design has a long history of performing above and beyond expectations. If you put a GHLD unit into your compressed air system, you will experience the reliability that thousands of customers have experienced prior to you. It doesn’t get any simpler than that.

    American Made

    Every GHLD unit is American Made in southeast Michigan. In addition to guaranteeing a quality product, this location ensures a quick turnaround for any non-stocked dryer orders. The GHLD is also supported out of American locations. Therefore, wherever you are located in North America, you will have superior availability for maintenance and replacement items.




  • Simple Energy Efficiency

    Simply put, the less money you spend operating your business, the better. The design and componentry used in the GHLD equates to less energy consumed by your dryer, which equates to a lower spend on electricity. The next two pages break down the quality components of the GHLD and how they help reduce energy consumption. Before we dive into the components, let’s take a look at purge air and pressure drop.

    Purge Air Savings

    Desiccant dryers consume energy through the process of using purge air to prepare the “off-line” desiccant tower for its next cycle of operation by a process called regeneration. By incorporating the highest quality components, that withstand the harshest of environments, the equipment operates at peak efficiency without the deterioration of typically worn out parts that cause the consumption of additional compressed air. In other words, Gardner Denver minimizes the amount of compressed air that is used in the regeneration process.

    Low Pressure Drops

    Pressure drop in a compressed air system can significantly increase the power consumption of the system and increase your operating costs. Every 2 PSI of realized pressure drop equates to a 1% increase in horsepower consumed. Through component selection and the inclusion of quality filters, the GHLD desiccant dryer realizes one of the lowest pressure drops in the market. Low pressure drop is a feature that will continue to benefit your operation over the life of the dryer.

    Savings Example

    Let’s walk through some examples. Let’s assume your operation uses a 50 HP compressor, runs 8,000 hours per year and realizes an electricity cost of $0.08 per kW/hr. This chart shows the cost impact of a 4, 8 and 12 PSI pressure drop.





    4 PSI 2.0% $477

    8 PSI 4.0% $954

    12 PSI 6.0% $1,432


  • Quality Components Make the Difference

    When it comes to building world-class equipment, quality components are a must. Before being built into our dryers every component of our GHLD has been tested and proven to be superior.

    Stainless Steel Desiccant Support Screens

    Within a desiccant dryer, support screens are used to retain the desiccant bed while allowing small particles to pass. Allowing small particles to pass prevents particles from building up and, therefore, reducing pressure drop. In addition to being fabricated from heavy stainless steel, the support screens used in the GHLD feature 100% welded construction. Many alternative desiccant dryers use epoxy bonding on their support screens, which may be prone to failure over time.

    Ceramic-Type Solenoid Control Valves

    One of the quickest wearing items in a desiccant dryer is the control valve. By utilizing a set of sliding ceramic plates, the GHLD solenoid control valves form a nearly indestructible seal with no gap that could allow dirt and oil to accumulate. The ceramic plates shrug off contaminants that would destroy ordinary valves. Even under the most adverse industrial conditions, these solenoid control valves have experienced typical life over 150 million cycles.


  • Stainless Steel Process Check Valves

    On all process lines between ½" and 1 ½", the GHLD desiccant dryer features all stainless steel poppet-type check valves. In addition to being a high-flow design for low pressure drop, these check valves are constructed to produce a superior service life.

    For all process lines 2" and larger, a wafer-type check valve is utilized. With all stainless steel internals and a sealing seat on the trailing edge of the process flow which protects it from desiccant dust, the wafer-type check valves of the GHLD are designed to last. Additionally, the soft medium in these valves is not utilized as a hinge or sealing surface. The primary sealing surface is metal to metal, removing the probability of a catastrophic failure.

    Digital Sequence Controller

    The digital sequence controller was designed with flexibility, adjustability, maintenance and troubleshooting in mind. To assist with troubleshooting needs, the timing sequences of the controller can be adjusted. The digital sequence controller features multiple modes that can be switched between heat-type and heatless control cycles.

    Quality Components Are a Must


  • Quality Made Simple

    GHLD Heatless Desiccant Dryer

    The simple design and quality components of the GHLD Series has resulted in a long history of satisfied customers. Low initial purchase cost and low ongoing maintenance costs make the GHLD Series dryer the right choice for many compressed air systems.

    ■ Flows from 25 to 2,250 CFM

    ■ NEMA12 standard with NEMA 4 (watertight), NEMA 4X (stainless steel watertight) and NEMA 7 (class 1, division 1) options available

    ■ All-pneumatic control package available—no electricity required

    ■ Pressure, dewpoint, instrumentation, alarm and many more options available

    ■ 2-year standard warranty

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    SCFM @ 100 PSIG









    GHLD25 25 150



    All Pneumatic

    1/2” 3.8 33 40 10 217 25

    GHLD35 35 150 1/2” 5.3 33 40 10 223 35

    GHLD50 50 150 3/4” 7.5 49 42 10 353 50

    GHLD75 75 150 1” 11 65 52 12 509 75

    GHLD100 100 150 1” 15 65 52 12 539 100

    GHLD125 125 150 1” 19 65 52 12 565 125

    GHLD175 175 150 1 1/2” 26 67 55 16 674 175

    GHLD250 250 150 1 1/2” 38 67 57 17 760 250

    GHLD350 350 150 1 1/2” 53 68 59 20 1180 350

    GHLD500 500 150 2” 75 77 62 22 1273 500

    GHLD650 650 150 2” 97 85 69 27 1496 650

    GHLD800 800 150 3” 120 79 72 32 2410 800

    GHLD1000 1000 150 3” 150 88 77 32 2590 1000

    GHLD1250 1250 150 3” 188 82 79 40 2947 1250

    GHLD1400 1400 150 3” 210 82 79 40 3370 1400

    GHLD1600 1600 150 4” Flange 240 98 87 43 3970 1600

    GHLD1800 1800 150 4” Flange 270 100 92 43 4635 1800

    GHLD2000 2000 150 4” Flange 300 112 95 48 4920 2000

    GHLD2250 2250 150 4” Flange 337 114 95 48 5443 2250

    Capacity = SCFM @ 100°F inlet, 100°F ambient and 100 PSIG. Purge rates reflect 100% loaded systems and/or systems with Dewpoint Demand Control. Dimensions and specifications are subject to change without notice.


    INLET TEMPERATURE °F 90 100 110 120

    AMBIENT TEMPERATURE °F 90 100 110 90 100 110 90 100 110 90 100 110


    T A

    IR P





    70 psig 1.00 0.92 0.84 0.8 0.73 0.67 0.66 0.6 0.55 0.5 0.45 0.41

    80 psig 1.12 1.03 0.94 0.9 0.82 0.75 0.73 0.67 0.61 0.55 0.51 0.46

    90 psig 1.24 1.14 1.04 0.99 0.91 0.83 0.81 0.75 0.68 0.61 0.56 0.51

    100 psig 1.36 1.25 1.13 1.09 1.00 0.91 0.89 0.82 0.74 0.67 0.62 0.56

    110 psig 1.48 1.36 1.23 1.18 1.08 0.99 0.97 0.89 0.81 0.73 0.67 0.61

    120 psig 1.6 1.46 1.33 1.28 1.17 1.06 1.04 0.96 0.87 0.79 0.72 0.66

    130 psig 1.72 1.57 1.43 1.37 1.26 1.14 1.12 1.03 0.94 0.85 0.78 0.71

    140 psig 1.83 1.68 1.53 1.47 1.35 1.22 1.2 1.10 1.00 0.91 0.83 0.76

    150 psig 1.95 1.79 1.63 1.56 1.43 1.3 1.28 1.17 1.07 0.97 0.89 0.81

    To obtain flow capacities at conditions other that standard (SCFM @ 100 PSIG, 100°F Inlet & 100°F Ambient), locate the multiplier at the interception of actual operating conditions. Multiply the rated capacity of the selected dryer by the selected multiplier. The result is the corrected flow capacity of that dryer under corrected conditions. Flow rates in excess of design due to capacity correction can result in increased pressure drop.

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  • The Options You Need

    In addition to the main voltage and flow options, GHLD desiccant dryers have a wide-range of available options. Below is a sampling of these options. If your operation demands an option that isn’t included in this list, please contact your local Gardner Denver distributor. If you need it, we can supply it.

    ■ High pressure options up to 1,000 PSIG

    ■ Multiple NEMA options to meet your needs

    ■ Stainless steel and corrosion resistant tubing

    ■ Dew points down to -100°F

    ■ Additional controller, alarm and instrumentation options

    ■ Many more. Just ask.

    Optional Dew Point Demand Controller

    In a fluctuating or low-load situation, a dew point demand controller is recommended. By measuring the discharge dew point of the on-line desiccant bed and determining the maximum allowable drying cycle, the dew point demand controller can quickly pay for itself in energy savings. If the controller senses an adequate dew point in the on-line tower, it keeps that tower in the drying position and allows the other fully regenerated tower to stay in standby mode. In low load conditions, heated desiccant dryer systems can continue to dry your operation’s compressed air for days without utilizing purge air or any other energy.

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  • To find a distributor visit: gardnerdenverproducts.com

    Sales & Service Distributors Across America

    An Extensive Network

    By leveraging the extensive network of Gardner Denver factory-trained authorized local distributors, your sales, service and technical support needs can be handled quickly and easily.

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    The leader in every market we serve by continuously improving all business processes

    with a focus on innovation and velocity

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    ©2016 Gardner Denver, Inc. Printed in U.S.A.GA-G-GHLD 1st Ed. 6/16

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